Artists Wanted For Summer Course And Residency Programme

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Arts Officer, Kerry County Council, Kate Kennelly and Director of the Education Centre, Terry O’Sullivan launching the ‘Call Out For Artists’. Photo by Dermot Crean

KATE Kennelly, Arts Officer, Kerry County Council together with Terry O’Sullivan, Director of the Education Centre, Tralee launched a “Call Out for Artists” on Wednesday morning.

The Teacher Artist Partnership CPD Summer Course & Residency programme is open to artists (in any art form) that are committed to sharing their practice with children and teachers in a modern primary school environment.

This Arts-in-Education initiative is a Creative Ireland, Department of Education and Skills led, approved Summer Course offering specialist, week-long training based in the Education Centre, Tralee from the 1st – 5th July inclusive.

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A training allowance of €150 per day over the initial 5 day training week (€750 in total), plus travel with daily lunch provided.

There is a guarantee of a paid, follow-up in-school-residency within a local primary school (fee €800, plus €100 travel plus €100 materials) to carry out a 20-hour project (14 contact hours plus 6 preparation hours) in partnership with your teacher partner throughout the 2019/2020 academic year.

The artist must have:

• a track record of a minimum of three years professional practise in any art form and demonstrate an interest in the principles of Arts-in-Education and Creativity

• be willing to learn about modern classroom culture and to work in equal partnership with teachers

• combine a sense of fun, joy and collaboration with professional dedication and high artistic vision

• be willing to undertake child protection training as part of the induction week, and undergo standard Garda vetting before taking up project placements

Artists can apply to be part of the scheme in the first instance via the Arts Officer and expressions of interest should be sent to

Expressions of interest should be in the form of a letter of maximum of 600 words, accompanied by a CV or short Bio with links to images or samples of relevant work.

Places on this national Creative Ireland CPD initiative are limited to four artists per year – four per Summer Course. Final decision on offers of places will be taken by the Director of the local Education Centre in collaboration with the Local Authority Arts Office.

One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    Kerry County Councils support for Artists is a joke.